Bridgeport Art Trail is a huge, multi-venue, many-faceted event that kicks off on Thursday, November 9 with a party from 5:30 pm - 9 pm at Reads Art Space. Friday night there are projections, music, and open artists studios at the historic Arcade Mall. Musicians include Musicians include: Tim Walsh, Gab Lakshmi, Kenny Owens, Scott Packham, Ian Tait, Legendary Tay, Netta Walker, Dan Carluci. Chris Cavaliere. Read's ArtSpace is located at 1042 Broad St., Bridgeport, CT.
A few other highlights (please see the website highlighted above for much more information):
Friday evening is Arcade Night at the historic Arcade Mall from 5 pm - 8:30 pm at 1001 Main St., Bridgeport. Holly Danger of Danger Gallery in Stamford will be projecting video footage, there will be a DJ, small bites, and open studios.
Also Friday, Clients Jay Misencik and Geraldine Valentine of Misencik Photography and author Lennie Grimaldi will be hosting an event at Milano Wine Bar and Pizzeria from 6 pm - 8 pm at 281 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. They'll be sharing photographs and stories about downtown Bridgeport "back in the day."
Saturday and Sunday are open studios at The American Fabric Arts Building, 1069 Connecticut Avenue, Building 4, 10 am - 5 pm. Denyse Schmidt Quilts, Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Ceramics, Brechin Morgan, Janet Slom, and Ulla Surland will be holding their annual studio sales. In an effort to give back to the community we love, for the fourth year we are supporting the Bridgeport Rescue Mission (BRM). The mission serves those in need, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and helps people conquer drug and alcohol addictions. AFA will be serving as a drop-off point for their Thanksgiving Stuff-A-Truck event, event, giving patrons the opportunity to donate food and coats for local families in need.
Venues include City Lights Gallery, 305 Knowlton St., Reads ArtSpace, Nest Arts Factory, BAT Pop-Up, University of Bridgeport, Barnum Museum, and many more.